Monday, August 15, 2016

Interview with Petir Capota of 'Fairly Certain'

We’re thrilled to be talking to Petir Capota from Deborah Ann Davis' FAIRLY CERTAIN.  It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Petir Capota.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

I’m eighteen…no, wait…I’m nineteen. I just had a birthday. I go to college at UConn (University of Connecticut). I start my second year in a few weeks. I have a summer job as a waiter, but I blew it off to go Geo-dashing for a week.

What would I love the most about you?

I dunno. I guess that I’m a good friend. I’m very loyal to the people around me. And I’m curious. I like to learn new things. I tend to gravitate away from what everybody else is trending. I lean toward more macho pursuits, like Ping-Pong. JK. I’m a computer geek. If you love computer geeks, you’ll love me.

What would I hate the most about you?

Probably the fact that I get a little…umm…insecure around the ladies…that can get a little annoying. I’d rather spend my time hanging out with Chris and Jimmy. They understand me. Girls don’t get me. If you’re a hater, you won’t get me either.

What makes you laugh out loud?

Watching old-time movies with my abuelos. Some of those old movies are so stupid, you have to laugh. Have you ever seen Abbott and Costello? Or Monty Python and the Holy Grail? >chuckling and shaking his head< They’re the best. Oh, yeah, and the funnies. I like to read the comics in the Sunday paper. I laugh out loud when I read the comics. So do Jimmy and Chris.

What is in your refrigerator right now?

You mean at our new apartment? The apartment that has our very own fridge? The apartment that we scored even though we just finished our freshman year? Do you mean the fridge in that apartment? Well, I do believe we have some arroz y habichuelas, and some platanos. You didn’t expect real food, did you? I’ll bet you predicted three guys would have Doritos and beer. Actually, if we had the money, we’d probably would have Doritos and beer. But we don’t, so nearly everything in the fridge is leftovers from Abuela’s last care package. She’ll make sure we don’t starve until the semester starts.

What is your most treasured possession?

My computers. You should see them! I have ’em all set up exactly the way I want them. Of course there’s always something else you can add on, but they cost money…

What is your greatest fear?

It used to be losing my abuelos in a car accident, like I did my parents. Then I’d be all alone. Correction: Chris and Jimmy have my back. They’ve been there since the accident. But now, my biggest fear is waking up from this bizarre dream and never seeing Maid Rianne again. I mean, it’s inevitable, right?

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?

I wish I wasn’t so geeky, that I knew how to talk to girls. Sometimes I think about it, but, nah. Why bother? I mean, how would you like to spend your day off, rocking Assassin’s Creed with your best buds, or trying to figure out how to approach a girl? Exactly.

What are three must haves when shopping at the grocery store?

Are you kidding me? Money, more money and cans we find on campus to recycle for money!

Who is your best friend?

I have two best friends, Chris and Jimmy. I’ve known them since before my parents…since elementary school. We’re all college roommates now. They both have pretty impressive computer setups, but they like to mess with mine when I’m not around. I can smoke them at Ping-Pong, even when I play them two-on-one. They both pretty geeky, but I think they’re cool. Except that Chris says “Dude,” like, all the time, and Jimmy tells him to shut up…all the time.

Do you have children?

Get real. Did you even read #7?

About the Author:

DEBORAH ANN DAVIS has been writing since she was assigned to keep a Journal in her 5th grade English class. She began to look around for writing inspiration. Lo and behold, she found her world was full of funny stories just waiting to be told. As she grew older, occasionally she could manipulate one into some school assignment, but it never occurred to her to pursue writing, not even when she discovered her flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of college majors, she realized she could have a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As it turns out, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? Then there's the added bonus that once kids know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh.

Go figure.

In addition to Writing, she is also an Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer. She taught for 25+ years, although somewhere in the middle of all that educating, she stepped out of teaching for 6 years to do the Mommy Thing, and run the office for their family construction company.

Even though they had followed separate paths, Deborah reunited with, and married her childhood sweetheart, twelve years after their first kiss.  Together they coached their daughter’s AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years their daughter and their money went to college.

They currently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. She enjoys dabbling with living a sustainable life, writing novels for her Love of Fairs series, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. She promotes increasing the amount of movement throughout your day via Wiggle Writer posts on Merry Meddling.

Remember, you can do anything if you set your mind to it— including becoming an author at any age— but it’s way more fun if you are grinning back when the Universe smiles down on you.

Deborah’s latest book is the new adult novel, Fairly Certain.
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About the Book:

Title: Fairly Certain
Author: Deborah Ann Davis
Publisher: D&D Universe
Pages: 196
Genre: New Adult

What happens when a Computer Geek challenges a Medieval Outlaw?

PETIR TAKES A ROUGH TUMBLE IN THE CONNECTICUT WOODS, and awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow… and arrow. In his college world, fair maiden types don’t ordinarily go for computer geek types, but for some reason, he is no longer in his world. Petir’s fairly certain he can try whatever he wants without consequence… but the fair maiden isn’t playing fair.

WITH THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE ROYALS ESCALATING, MAID RIANNE has joined the outlaws hiding in the woods, outwardly defying the handsome and accomplished knight to whom she is promised. She is fairly certain she is simply flattered by Lord Petir’s uncensored admiration of her skills with the staff and bow, the same unmaidenly pursuits disdained by her knight. But, that doesn’t explain her reaction to Lord Petir’s unguarded gaze.

TO PETIR’S DELIGHT, AND MAID RIANNE’S DISMAY, the outlaws invite him to join their merry band. What better way to get close to her? Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. It’s fun and games, until Maid Rianne is captured by the enemy. Now, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue a fair maiden who has become much more than fair game.

“Adorably romantic!”   An absolutely fun, adorable, romantic read that will thoroughly entertain you, no ifs, ands, or buts! The plot was extremely unique and I l-o-v-e-d just how unusual it was. It was thoughtfully planned out and written with a smooth glide, seemingly effortless on the author’s part. The ending was surprisingly unexpected and I’m thinking I really, really like this new-to-me-author, Ms. Deborah Ann Davis! I’m already anxiously awaiting her next book. Don’t miss Fairly Certain or I’m completely certain you’ll be upset you did!
-- Review by bookshellz

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